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I Chew My Drinking Straw

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    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08 18-21 Aug 5, 2008

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    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    LOL

    I use mine as a dental pick, slyly when no ones looking! When I go to KFC I always end up with food in my teeth and it annoys me how places don't have dental picks for when you finish your food, so I use my straw! I do tend to use it too much and sometimes I make my gums bleed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-18, F Mar 7, 2009

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    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 18, 2008

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    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 10, 2008

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    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900 16-17, F Jul 14, 2013

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    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen 31-35 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 12, 2008

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    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc 26-30, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Yup every single time!

    Even with iced coffee :)
    yogi84 yogi84 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 13, 2008

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 12, 2008

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    I hate that **** too. My boyfriend chews with his mouth closed and it sounds like he's chewing with his mouth open. I'm just like: can you not?
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I cant take it! My brother sits next to me when we eat pizza and watch movies and once i hear him chewing i cant stop hearing it and ahhh!!!!
    trombonegurl trombonegurl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I'm curious how long it takes of chewing until you could have done effects! I love it but I don't want mouth cancer or yellow teeth! When will all this possibly kick in or when how...
    Wintergreenman98 Wintergreenman98 16-17 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I could so eat a whole bunch of strawberries right now
    DanishfromTheMiddleEast DanishfromTheMiddleEast 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Strawberries and cream, perfect whilst watching wimbledon :)
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    This is like the most awkward situation I've ever been in my entire life to be quite honest.. anyways my mom has this friend who is married to a guy who has 2 daughters (9)(16...
    britay09 britay09 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Drinking alone isn't bad. But a bit hard to play drinking games though .. What is your favorite drinking game or sexuall position??
    Darkpriest85 Darkpriest85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I need to stop drinking alcohol but am doubting my ability to do so. I feel I hit rock bottom three days ago when I drank one litre of vodka in an hour and a half and required an...
    alexismyth alexismyth 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I quit drinking alcohol several months ago I can not even believe myself how much harm it was doing to my body and my soul... Since I quit I have lost 32 pounds gone from a size 34...
    xsday84 xsday84 26-30, M Jul 1

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    What can I say, I love drinking. I remember I used to be a drunk but I've straightened up. I like drinking moon shine, vodka, beer, margarita, and wine sometimes.
    ArielleLove ArielleLove 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Love drinking full strength bourbon and wearing nicotine patches and inhaling the nicorette inhalator. So relaxing. Desperately want to get addicted to cigarettes
    lancebuddyfranklin lancebuddyfranklin 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I love Drinking water with Lemon
    Babyl8 Babyl8 26-30, F Jul 4

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    If drinking was a profession then I'd be a professional 🍺
    aszbruh aszbruh 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    My entire life, tragic things have happened because of me being too drunk. I know it's hurting me mentally and physically but I can't imagine a weekend not drinking with friends...
    boxingcactus boxingcactus 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Yea I toltaly agree with this because I know Of a energy drink that is acutely good for your health,and when I see people drinking all the bad ones it's upsetting if you are...
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I need help. I drink way too much. It's going to kill me if I don't stop. I have a perfect life and lovey husband and kids. I have a good job and lovely home. But I can't stop...
    daisybell7 daisybell7 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Um yeah. The good thing about it is that I finally think I would like to stop drinking. It seems boring and doesn't help. Cheers (raising a cup of high quality H2O).
    flacobone flacobone 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Im so sad and im drinking all alone....hearing songs...just wish if someone was here to comfort me now.. :'(
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Especially breakfast cereal
    greysquirrel greysquirrel 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    In the summer when they are sweet they taste just like a heavenly candy to me. I cannot help but moan while i'm eating them. Mmmmm
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't even want to stop.
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Jack Daniels honey and ginger ale. Tastes like Mommy's kisses 😊
    SoAntagonistic SoAntagonistic 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    with no one to talk to, contemplating life and procrastinating and totally unsure of how to get ahead or do better.
    hamburgalarr hamburgalarr 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    It's a cold cloudy morning. What a cup of coffee with me? Just need someone to have company. =)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 1

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    My favourite drink by far has to be... Mocktails! What's yours?
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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